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Never seen this happen at Folsom

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Drewdown, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Drewdown

    Drewdown Club Member Club Member

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    Brought my 18 month old daughter to the game tonight. Made sure we got in early to go see Ralphie, etc. Was super excited to set the stage for the next generation of Buff fans. We get to our seats in plenty of time and lo and behold, the team runs out of the tunnel before they let Ralphie run. It worried me a bit as a bad omen. I have been going to games my entire life and have never seen them flub this. I'm sure, those at the game noticed but for those at home, it was weird. I saw a thread bashing Chip for not noticing Crawleys interception but he semi saved the day by running the field after the team was on the sideline. The handlers just picked up the cage and walked it with Ralphie in it across the end zone to the truck. Regardless, Go Buffs!! Great first game for the kiddo to be a part of. She ate up the energy and all. For such a small crowd, there was some great energy when it was necessary.
     
  2. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Saw something earlier on twitter that Ralphie got spooked by the smoke in the tunnel or something and that's why she didn't run?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Combination from the smoke, shadows, and the people is what I was told
     
  4. SuperBuff

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    I talked to one of the handlers last week at Mile High, I asked something about running her. He said there are a few variables like weather, field condition, and her temperament which could cause her not to run.
     
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    My daughter was upset not to see her run but she did run before the second half so that made it okay for her.
     
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    On the radio they said it was a timing issue...The team was ready to go and that info was not relayed to the handlers. Larry Zimmer said he remembered it happening once in the '70's where they opened the cage and Ralphie just decided not to run.
     
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    Worried me too,then a few minutes into the game someone had a heart attack in near the top of my section,they had to put him on a stretcher and carry him down the stairs to an ambulance. I thought we were definitely ****ed. Thoughts and prayers to that fan.
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Coach said that the smoke spooked her, and the players ran out before they calmed her down.
     
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    PRich said he jumped the gun. The runners decided not to run Ralphie since the team was out on the field. Ralphie got spooked at an NU game in 2003 (I think). It was a bad omen.
     
  10. FrankRizzo

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    Superstition is superstition...
     
  11. zbuff

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    ...it ain't the way.
     
  12. FrankRizzo

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    We won...
     
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    It was weird. As soon as the team ran out I knew "he" wouldn't run. I actually felt bad for the UCA fans, :lol: Seeing Ralphie is a big high light for the other team's fans.
     
  14. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    They saw her in the second half, and seemed pretty excited about it.
     

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